Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thank You To All Who Helped Make The OMF EANA Patient Retreat 2013 A Success!

We send a heartfelt thank you to all who helped make the OMF EANA 2013 Patient Retreat in Philadelphia, at Jefferson Hospital’s Kimmel Cancer Center, a resounding success! Your attendance, participation, planning, support and enthusiasm made this the most inspirational retreat to date! Please visit us on Facebook for a photo recap of the event and click here to view recorded sessions on YouTube.

Now, we “focus on a cure” by  “looking” forward to EANA 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic/Cole Eye Institute and Taussig Cancer Center on October 24-25, 2014! Save the date and share with friends! Remember, for more info,  stay in touch with us here and on Facebook and on Twitter @ACureInSight1.

OMF EANA Patient Retreat 2013 Now Underway!

EANA-STD-8-13-949November 1 – 3, 2013
Philadelphia, PA

The 2013 installment of OMF’s popular Eye Am Not Alone (EANA) Patient Retreat is now underway Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3 at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.The retreat will combine expert medical information with the ‘softer side’ of battling OM: plenty of interaction other patients, leading OM experts from around the country, cancer therapists, and other OM community members. Targeted at patients, their families and friends, the retreat will mirror OMF’s ground-breaking 2010 conference at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center and its follow-up in Washington, DC in March 2012.

Confirmed speakers include Takami Sato MD, PhDDavid Eschelman MDCarin Gonsalves, MD,Carol Shields, MD and Peter Hovland, MD, PhD.

OMF worked  with the patient community, its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and Jefferson/Wills to construct an agenda best meeting the needs of the OM community.

For a schedule of events and speakers please go to And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twiiter for updates and more about the retreat livestream.

Let’s get those hash tags into the stream #EANA2013 #focusonacure #ocularmelanomaawareness!